Roseville Pottery 1905 Crocus Egyptian Lotus Signed Vase Squeeze Bag Motif For SaleWonderful Roseville "Crocus" 1905 vase. The book states" Like Aztec and Cremo this slip decorated line is attributed to Fredrick Hurten Rhead (or his brother Harry). Before coming to the U.S., F.H. Rhead is known to have produced similar work, ca. 1899, at the Wardle Pottery, England. Shapes tend to be shared with Aztec." This vase is artist signed with the initials F.H., which I'm assuming are the initials of F.H. Rhead. The signature is under the glaze. There is some off white paint right below the signature, which I'm not sure if the previous owner did to highlight the signature or what the reason for it is. This vase has some flaws due to it's age. I have shown all the flaws in the pictures. It has a chip on the bottom outside edge and right by where the vase is signed it has a place where the glaze has popped off. There is also a chip on the top rim, this actually looks like the glaze has popped off as well more than it looks like a chip. The glaze and finish on this is outstanding. The glaze is smooth and very shiny. The coloring of the flower petals is a peach color and the body of the vase is a celery green. The bottom of the vase has an impressed number 4 and no other markings. The vase has some crazing, but not cracks and no chips other than what I previously mentioned. This is an outstanding vase in a highly sought after pattern and artist signed. The vase measures 9" tall by 3" wide at the widest part of the bulb with a 2 1/4" base and 1 1/2" top opening. Free shipping and shipping insurance included in the price. Don't let this one get away!
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